Tuesday, August 9, 2011

scrapbook on the road

{warning: photo heavy post}
This past spring I participated in the class Ali Edward's offered online called Scrapbook on the Road.  It is a smallish album that is put together before a vacation. It allows for documentation and journaling to take place on the road. Even though her class provides a fairly straight forward approach, it can be adapted to one's personal taste and needs, giving the freedom to journal and take notes while the experience of the trip is happening.

I have a few scrapbook on the road albums to put together this year. The first one stayed fairly close to Ali's example and followed her prompts fairly close. It was a great weekend project, and creatively inspiring.

Here and here is a look at my take on the book before journaling and photos were placed in side.

And today I will share what the completed project looks like::

each day is separated by a transparency and quote
with tags already in place, it's easy to add epherema while on the road
envelopes throughout the book housed other finds
postcards added to the book while on the road were also used for journaling
this is the back of the before mentioned postcard
photos were added once i was home that supported that days journaling
again with the postcard. sometimes they can capture a place better than ones camera
There are more days and photos and journaling...but I think you get the idea.
I took with me a mini kit of a glue stick, hole punch, mini attacher, scissors, needles and thread plus pen
. These items and I sat down every evening and journal-ed the days events. It was a bit of an act of discipline to do this part, but when I was home and the memories were past, I was so glad for those quiet moments in the evening to remember what was important.

wip siggy


Michelle*G said...

Love this book! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

Trish said...

I love your take on this, Jamie--and your photography is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing this project with us!!

LisaNRoxy said...

What a lovely album Jamie! Than kyou for sharing. Can;t wait to see you in November!!

melissac said...

Absolutely fabulous project!! Thanks for sharing it!! Blessings and hugs!!

Aubree said...

Such a beautiful book!! I adore all of the envelopes and the postcards for journaling!

Pamela said...

Love this!!!!! :)

pickmepam said...

mwhat a great scrapbook! i love the fact that you can put more into it with the rings, and i love that it reminds me of file folders...i have no idea why i like file folders tho....

Jennifer L. said...

I just love how your book came together; it looks wonderful! I also love how you added some of your own personal touches (the Adventure paper from 7 Gypsies for example)to make one awesome book! Thanks so much for sharing!